Pakistan court gives death sentence to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav

Surabhi Shaurya
While Pakistan claimed that Jadhav is RAW spy, India has maintained that he retired from the Navy in 2002 and had nothing to do with the Indian Government when he has arrested allegedly from Balochistan.

New Delhi: Former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has been given death sentence on Monday by Pakistan without giving any prior notice to India. While Pakistan claimed that Jadhav is RAW spy, India has maintained that he retired from the Navy in 2002 and had nothing to do with the Indian Government when he has arrested allegedly from Balochistan.

Earlier on Friday, Pakistan Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that the process to prosecute Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistani courts has been initiated.

The Pakistan Government had released a video confession of Jadhav, showing him admitting that he had been assigned by the RAW to promote unrest in Balochistan and Karachi and had been working with the Baloch student organisations and insurgents and terrorist groups for the same.

According to reports, India had issued six note verbales to the Pakistan Foreign Ministry last year for consular access to Jadhav. A note verbale is an unsigned diplomatic communication, which is less formal than a letter of protest but is used to forcefully remind the receiving nation of its diplomatic obligations.